The University of Chicago Shiʿi Studies Group Symposium Call for Papers (CFP): “But by the love you bear my kin”: Devotion (Walāya) and Shiʿi Islam Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 Symposium Date: April 3-4, 2020 The Shiʿi Studies Group at the University of Chicago will host its 2020 annual symposium on the theme of walāya-the call of devotion to the Ahl al-Bayt that is at the core of Shiʿi beliefs.
ADHRB Upcoming Event – Breaking the Silence: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners Expose Systemic Abuses
ADHRB will be holding a Congressional briefing next week on women political prisoners in Bahrain and women’s rights in the region more broadly. ADHRB’s event “Breaking the Silence: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners Expose Systemic Abuses” will take place on Tuesday, 29 October at 10 am in 421 Cannon House Office Building.
ZMT provides a centralized platform and draws records of endangered manuscripts from an international network of partners contributing microfilms, photographs, and high-quality digital reproductions. Its goal is to provide free online access to 15,000 books by the end of 2020.
The Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs at the Weatherhead Center undertakes advanced research on the multifaceted and diverse manifestations of Shi’ism in the contemporary world. The study of Shi’ism, religious mobilization, and the challenges of sectarian conflict is more pressing now than ever in modern history.
Breaking the Silence: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners Expose Systemic Abuses – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy are pleased to release Breaking the Silence: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners Expose Systemic Abuses, which examines the cases of nine former and current women political prisoners in Bahrain from the moment of their …
Princeton University Majlis a spiritual gathering for Imam Husayn with Zakira Shyrose Jaffar & renowned reciters WED SEPT 25 | 7.30 PM Carl Fields Center Living Room 58 Prospect Ave Princeton University Join us for a commemoration of the life and struggles of Imam Husayn (pbuh), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), as we consider the struggles of justice in our own time.
The Bahraini authorities must urgently halt the imminent execution of two men who were convicted after a grossly unfair mass trial after they were tortured to confess, said Amnesty International today. The organization has reason to believe that Ali Mohamed al-Arab and Ahmed Issa al-Malali, who were convicted of a series of offences including “forming and joining a terrorist group”, could be executed within 24 hours.
Speaking to Riyadh Daily, the English language sister of one of Saudi Arabia’s foremost newspapers, Al Riyadh, Mr. Baloch’s legitimization in the kingdom’s tightly controlled media constituted one more suggestion that Saudi Arabia may be tacitly supporting militants in Balochistan, a troubled Pakistani province that borders on Iran and is a crown jewel of China’s infrastructure and energy-driven Belt and Road initiative.
AT THE height of Bahrain’s riots and protests in 2011 and 2012, some, including certain figures in the U.S. government, argued that Bahrain’s royal family had to give way to the protesters’ demands or be swept away by the tides of history. They were wrong.
Pilgrimage is one of the most significant ritual duties for Muslims, entailing the visitation and veneration of sites associated with the Prophet Muhammad or saintly figures. As demonstrated in this multidisciplinary volume, the lived religion of pilgrimage, defined by embodied devotional practices, is changing in an age characterized by commerce, technology, and new sociocultural and political frameworks.